Columbia University GSAPP (Jill)



Oct '06 - Feb '08

  • New Gazprom Tower in St. Petersburg to be Europe's tallest and greenest building?

    By inhabitat
    Feb 28, '08 1:42 PM EST

    The historic city of St. Petersburg in Russia will soon be home to the tallest and supposedly 'greenest' tower in Europe. The UK-based architectural firm RMJM was given a go by the Russian gas giant to build the new Gazprom Neft headquarters in the former Russian capital. Inhabitat

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  • Interview with Mark Wigley, Dean of Columbia

    By inhabitat
    Nov 22, '07 1:53 PM EST

    Buildings account for almost half (48%) of all greenhouse-gas emissions annually. This oft-repeated statistic highlights what many architects and designers have long realized: The building industry has a profound impact on the state of our environment. But is environmental awareness really making... View full entry

  • VIDEO: Mitchell Joachim on living treehouses

    By inhabitat
    Nov 21, '07 3:48 PM EST

    I just published this article over on Inhabitat recently, and thought I would re-post it here, since Mitchell Joachim is currently teaching at Columbia's GSAPP. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a big fan of treehouses and am enamored with eco-architect Mitchell Joachim's visionary ideas about how to... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Sep 6, '07 8:26 PM EST

    (yes, this is an image from a film - but i thought the pic was very appropriate) "Sustainability" is increasingly a concern for designers, and as architecture students, many of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to make our designs more energy efficient, more healthy and more... View full entry

  • COLUMBIA GSAPP - Fall 2007 Lecture Calendar

    By inhabitat
    Aug 26, '07 8:08 PM EST

    POLITICS, PUBLICS + DESIGN Monday, September 10, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture, GSAPP; Adi Shamir, Executive Director, Van Alen Institute; Rene Spitz, Chairman, International Design Forum (IFG), UlmTHE POSSIBILITY OF (AN) ARCHITECTURE... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Apr 14, '07 6:44 PM EST

    My friend Geoff Manaugh (who is the editor of BLDGBLOG as well as a contributor to Archinect), recently published this fascinating interview of my / Columbia's dean Mark Wigley on BLDGBLOG. Anyone who is interested in Columbia's GSAPP program or who is interested in how sustainable design is... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Apr 9, '07 4:53 PM EST

    This has very little to do with school but I love it. Good procrastination fodder.... A temporary flood sent avatars scrambling for the rooftops in several virtual places, including London, the Netherlands, and Ibiza. David de Rothschild, founder of Adventure Ecology, staged the global warming... View full entry

  • SPRING 2007 Semester

    By inhabitat
    Mar 21, '07 12:03 PM EST

    Happy first day of Spring! Spring has just sprung, and while I should have posted my spring semester classes a month ago, now seems like an appropriate time to share with the world what I have been engaging in: JILL SPRING SEMESTER 2007: History of Japanese ArchitectureKudo Kunio Digital... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Feb 19, '07 6:46 PM EST

    Calling all architects and design students!Buildings consume 40% of the world's energy every year and generate almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. Immediate action in the building industry is essential if we are to avoid hazardous change to our climate. This... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Dec 28, '06 10:00 PM EST

    Buildings consume 40% of the world’s energy every year. Buildings generate almost half of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. 40% of landfill currently comes from construction waste. Clearly, the building industry has a huge impact on the state of our environment. Because... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Oct 9, '06 12:01 AM EST

    Philip Nobel over at Metropolis Magazine has written a hilariously scathing critique of the typical characters you will find in any architecture student's review. From the Automaton to the Leaker the stereotypes are so spot-on, any current student of architecture is guaranteed to get a kick out of... View full entry


    By inhabitat
    Oct 8, '06 11:37 PM EST

    My second year is already looking a lot brighter than my first, which was filled with the expected first-year requirements like Structures 101 & Intro to Architectural History. This semester I'm looking at:Environments & Enclosures 2 (I love this course - must be the secret engineer in... View full entry

  • Hello world

    By inhabitat
    Oct 7, '06 1:14 AM EST

    Welcome to my very first school blog entry. I'm a bit late to the party - I see that all the other GSAPP bloggers have been going at it fast and furiously since September, so I feel like a bit of a slacker. (And it's true, I am sort of a slacker - I just don't have the stamina for the intense... View full entry

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